posted on May, 31 2007 @ 08:32 AM
posted by emile
I have told you that canard YF-23 only is a fantasy . . and a way of simplly enlarge the J-10 is as same as copy F-22. If PLA really need a fighter
superior than Typhoon. [Edited by Don W]
Risk of a HOT war? Not really, not in any dangerous sense of the “versus” juxtaposing of the two wanna-be super powers. Having read many posts
here by people who are familiar with Chinese weapons development and looking at the weapons the US has in service, it seems to me that the real
competition is not between the 2 powers with any view towards armed conflict, but rather, it is a matter of competing in the World Arms Market. That
is the underlying reason for secrecy to the extent there is any in this world of electronic eavesdropping and satellite viewing. Not to mention
globalization and the out-sourcing of parts and machines to assemble parts used in war goods.
That is what the China versus United States thing is about. I’m not sure we could even have a good proxy war today. In 2007. China is moving in
Central Asia and the north of Africa to secure both energy and other raw materials. China is as much in competition with Japan, Korea, India and other
SE Asian powers as it is with the US and the EU.
I called the US a “wanna-be” super power because we have demonstrated in more than 4 years that in 2007, you cannot eradicate dissenters by use of
force. China has a similar problem internally, and uses it 3 million man PLA to keep the lid on. Its modern airplanes and maybe subs - I’m not sure
about PRC and deep diving subs - are important to make the PRC competitive in the world’s arms trade. That’s all. Other than a re-run of the US
and Israeli versus the Arabs, and other anti-capitalists insurgencies around the world, we are pretty much at peace. It costs too much to wage war,
anymore. At least, the old fashioned way. IMO.
[edit on 5/31/2007 by donwhite]